The UAB Medicine Addiction Recovery Program offers an individualized approach to the assessment and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. Our staff is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers who work individually and in groups with patients to provide thoughtful, caring treatment for addiction. We offer confidential evaluations to discuss the inpatient and outpatient treatment options available through our program. Our medical director will meet with you personally to determine the best level of care to meet your needs.
Our core inpatient program includes daily group therapy and lectures, recreational therapy five days a week, family sessions, weekly individual therapy sessions, psychological and psychiatric evaluations as needed, and a follow-up care plan to help you remain sober after the initial treatment. UAB Medicine Addiction Recovery offers a proven way to overcome addiction and take back control of your life, without the stigma or “one-size-fits-all” approach associated with some recovery programs.
There are many reasons to choose the UAB Medicine Addiction Recovery Program.
Experts in addiction medicine. Our counseling staff and physicians have many years of experience treating both the medical and psychological sides of addiction. Unlike some alcohol and substance abuse programs, our staff is truly multidisciplinary, blending knowledge and skills in a multitude of areas – from spirituality, social work, and relationships to pain management, sexual abuse, grief, and trauma. This approach to rehab creates a strong support network for each patient and allows us to tailor our treatment plans to meet each patient’s individual needs.
Personalized, partnered care. We believe in collaborating with our patients to help get them on the road to recovery. You will partner with your counselor to determine the type of therapy that best suits your situation, whether that means inpatient care, outpatient treatment, or a combination of both.
One of the nation’s top medical centers. We are an integral part of a major academic medical center, one of the largest in the region and among the most respected in the country. Our patients have access to the collective knowledge and experience of more than 1,300 expert physicians in 35 medical fields, including psychology and psychiatry.
Extended care for the whole family. Addiction affects everyone connected to the alcoholic/substance abuser. We offer family workshops, individual family sessions, and an ongoing weekly support group to help loved ones heal as the patient moves into recovery.
Programs for young adults and health care workers. We believe in individualized care. People at different stages of life can have very different needs in treatment. One important way we customize our care is by providing unique rehab services tailored to young adults and medical professionals.
Specialty care for grief and trauma. Trauma and grief often go hand in hand with addiction. Developing coping skills to deal with these issues is often an important part of staying clean and sober. We offer specialty groups, individual sessions, and techniques such as EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) to help patients address painful issues and move forward in their recovery.
- Recovery Apps and Helpful Links
- Frequently Asked Questions
Recovery Apps and Helpful Links
12 steps AA companion
Comprehensive recovery tool includes Big Book Reader, sobriety calculator, search and more
AA Big Book and More
Ultimate Recovery Resource-The text of the Big Book and more
Narcotics Anonymous App
Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous
One Day at a Time
Comprehensive Recovery Tool
Find A Meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous - www.aa.org
Narcotics Anonymous - www.na.org
Al -anon - www.alanon.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Addiction Recovery accept insurance for drug and alcohol treatment?
Yes. We are in-network for many major insurance companies. Additionally, the UAB Addiction Recovery Program is "insurance friendly," meaning that we both accept insurance and work hard with insurance companies on behalf of our clients in treatment to secure the best payment solutions for them. Our financial case managers have an expert understanding of using both in-network and out-of-network benefits, we will work closely with insurance companies to streamline the process and ensure that the patient receives the maximum benefit available. As a nonprofit organization, we also work to determine if patient aid and no- or low-interest loans are available that can be used in combination with insurance benefits for addiction treatment.
How much does drug and alcohol treatment cost?
It depends on your insurance coverage and the type of addiction treatment needed. Insurance may cover up to 90% of the costs. We offer a range of services, from less expensive outpatient rehab (for patients with less serious addiction issues) to residential programs where patients live with us for 4-6 weeks.
What kind of rehab programs do you offer?
The UAB Addiction Recovery Program offers a wide array of alcohol and drug treatment programs and services for adults and youth including specialized rehab programs for men, women, health care professionals, lawyers and pilots. Our mental health professionals are skilled at helping patients with co-occurring disorders (issues in addition to addiction, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders), which sets our Addiction Recovery Program apart from other alcohol and drug treatment centers. Family members play an important role in the addiction recovery process and are encouraged to attend our Family Program and Parent Program.
Do you treat conditions other than drug and alcohol addiction?
Many people who come to the UAB Addiction Recovery Program seeking treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction also may struggle with mental health issues such as depression, eating disorders, grief, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and sexual compulsivity. This combination of addiction along with a mental health issue is called "co-occurring disorders" and is quite common. The Addiction Recovery Program has medical staff, psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors on site who are skilled at addressing the complexity of issues in co-occurring disorders alongside the addiction to drugs or alcohol.
UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS
- Birmingham Recovery Walk
- Attitude of Gratitude
- Continuing Care
- Family Support Group
September 23, 2017 from 5-9 pm
November 8, 2017 at 6 pm
Monday 5:15 pm and 7:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm and 5:15 pm
Off campus location—Men only
4617 Summer Place Parkway
Hoover, Al 35244